More Details On BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT: "We've Put Everything We Have Into It"

Though it doesn't a reveal much, a section from a new issue of gaming magazine games™ has some details from Batman: Arkham Knight director Sefton Hill, who assures us that this is the Batman game Rocksteady has always wanted to make, and that there's no holding back.

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By staypuffed - 8/18/2014
games™ has posted an expert from their 151st issue, which has lengthy coverage on Rocksteady's upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight. They spoke to director Sefton Hill, who worked on Arkham Asylum and City, and explained that this next-gen current-gen title is the game they always wanted to make. "Ever since Batman: Arkham Asylum, our approach has been to put everything we have into every game we make," he said. "We never hold ideas back because you never know what’s around the corner. So I guess you could describe that as a 'kitchen sink' approach but I’d prefer to say it’s more of a 'live every game as if it’s your last' approach (mainly because it sounds more poetic)." 

One of thing the studio is working hard to nail is the open world of Gotham, which has been partially featured in City and furthermore in WB Montreal's prequel, Arkham Origins, but this is a bigger, better, more immersive city thanks to new technology. "We’ve finally got the chance to show what the whole of Gotham City looks like in the Arkhamverse, and it’s huge: full of massive skyscrapers, dark grimy alleyways and glaring neon," Hill revealed. "And rain – we’ve spent a lot of time making the rain feel just right! The sun hardly ever shines in Gotham, and switching to new-gen consoles has made it possible for us to bring that unique atmosphere to life in a way that hasn’t been done before in gaming." There's plenty more within the issue, which is available both digitally and in print right now. Batman: Arkham Knight is currently without a release date, but is expected to arrive some time in 2015.
Source: games™
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FordEl - 8/18/2014, 7:07 PM
This game is going to be so awesome
GuardianAngel - 8/18/2014, 7:07 PM
Hoping this doesn't disappoint.
Dingbat - 8/18/2014, 7:09 PM
The Arkhamverse has gotten every character exactly right so far. except Bane, but they corrected that in origins. Can't wait!

MrCBM56 - 8/18/2014, 7:18 PM
Everything about this game sounds nothing other than fantastic. Does it have a new release date yet?
Phronesis - 8/18/2014, 7:23 PM
highly excited, primarily because of Scarecrow :P His design is perfect.
staypuffed - 8/18/2014, 7:24 PM
@MrCBM56
No date as of yet, which is pretty weird, but I'm assuming Q1 2015.
Superior - 8/18/2014, 7:27 PM
@staypuffed

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staypuffed - 8/18/2014, 7:34 PM
@Superior
This was my response to MrCBM the other day:

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BANEofExistence - 8/18/2014, 7:38 PM
Cant even imagine how great this will be! Arkham City was LOADED with surprise villains and cameos, Im sure Knight will be even bigger! Would like to see them start a Superman game trilogy after this
AlphaMasterFlex - 8/18/2014, 7:44 PM
Pretty much the only game I'm excited for now that Tomb Raider got canned.
MercSoul - 8/18/2014, 7:46 PM
damn i will buy a ps3 to play the akrham trilogy but...this one i think that willl be just for ps4, im screw u-u
staypuffed - 8/18/2014, 7:51 PM
@AlphaMasterFlex
Rise of the Tomb Raider will make its way to other platforms, just not straight away.
OneBadDay - 8/18/2014, 7:54 PM
AlphaMasterFlex - 8/18/2014, 7:54 PM
@staypuffed but its what not hitting til 2016 at the earliest for ps4 if at all? In the gamer world for me its dead til happens.
DrunkenNukem - 8/18/2014, 8:20 PM
PS4 here we go!
Darktower - 8/18/2014, 8:25 PM
Huge gotham city.. massive tall skyscrapers and gotham Gothic Rain.
Those are the things wat I always wanted in the Arkham games!!!!
So [frick]in excited!!!!
ScottMontgomery - 8/18/2014, 10:46 PM
Want to play this game so badly but I can't afford a PS4... I wish they would make it available for PS3 because I want to play it...
Doopie - 8/19/2014, 1:20 AM
can't wait for this game. good stuff @staypuffed - you'll be an editor before you know it
KidGoku - 8/19/2014, 2:10 AM
Arkham City was such an amazing experience to play... i really took that moment for granted I should've prepared myself better. Was not expecting such a great story. Not only are these great Batman games, but they are great video games in general! Seriously the Arkham series has got to be in my Top 5 video game franchises of the last generation.
TankD - 8/19/2014, 2:12 AM
neon needs to come back in pop culture. bestpart of the 80s
staypuffed - 8/19/2014, 2:28 AM
@Doopie
ah, thanks dude!

@ScottMontgomery
It's just way too advanced for last-gen consoles. Some of the recent games on 360 and PS3 are pushing it to the absolute limit (Halo 4, GTAV and The Last of Us come to mind) and this new tech gives devs such immense freedom. Rocksteady have stated the Batmobile is so complex that it's as big as an Xbox 360 game. That's why it's not on PS3 - it cannot handle it.
TankD - 8/19/2014, 2:42 AM




yeuh
Faris - 8/19/2014, 7:20 AM
I really hope to finally see Dr. Langstrom and his Man Bat persona :)
ScottMontgomery - 8/19/2014, 8:59 AM
@staypuffed I understand that, but it just sucks for people who can't shell out that much money for a new console
SimyJo - 8/19/2014, 10:43 AM
OMG YES! photo tumblr_lsemkc0nwT1qet0wu.gif
SimyJo - 8/19/2014, 10:46 AM
PC all the way for me, with a Windows Microsoft xbox controller, on my 55" flatscreen. (seeing as though current-gen are cut out of this deal).
Not interested in getting an overpriced XBone which I wouldn't be able to play my library of 360 titles on.
Redcape5 - 8/19/2014, 11:22 AM
Simyjo, you must have a nice set-up in order to play this the way it should be.

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